9GAG, the central place where you go for your daily fix of memes and comedy relief when life gets tough or commutes grow long.
When it started in 2008, 9GAG was just a side project, a site for funny and irreverent content uploaded by users, like many other comedy sites out there. Nevertheless, it soon rose to be the shining star of the Y combinator, raising $2.8MM before their demo day.
Since then, it has grown to 1 202 000 000 monthly page views — yup, that’s a billion — and 73 000 000 monthly active users. But it started small and simple.
It all started with a web page
Part of the appeal is also the ability of the community to act as a curator, upvoting and downvoting content, and the comment section below the posts is where both friends and enemies are made.
Our engineers took all of this into account when they decoded 9GAG to see what it would take to rebuild it.
Note that the estimates are calculated in man-days, or how much working days one engineer would spend on a certain item!
But this is not where the story ends — it’s only just begun!
So let’s take a look at what it takes to build the apps
Turning theory into delivery
Marin (backend) and Ivan (iOS) coordinating on a project.
Your next 9GAG can be delivered in less than 3 months!
During this period, you’re not just waiting and twirling your thumbs — your development team will be sending you new modules every month and stay in contact with you regularly to ensure we’re all on the same page.
We got your back
Building a kick-ass product in the full sense of the word, and a successful business based on that product, is always a work in progress.
You can bet it took 9GAG much more time and resources to find and develop the perfect blend of features than it would take to recreate it with what we now know, thanks to their experience.
And whatever kind of product you decide to develop, you’ll have to walk that road as well.
The good news is, we’ll be with you every step of the way.